News Article - August 14 2006

Ultralight Aircraft Crashes In South Jersey
  (CBS 3) WATERFORD TWP., N.J. The pilot of a small ultralight was injured Sunday night when the aircraft crashed into some trees in Camden County. “When I heard this horrible crash and trees coming down, I’m thinking ‘Oh my god.’,” said Mary Baxter. The plane crashed only seven feet from her Waterford Twp. home. Mary Baxter said the pilot wasn’t breathing until she performed mouth to mouth, which revived him.

   “As a nurse, we do that everyday, you know, and it’s just normal, but, in your side yard, that’s not a normal experience,” said Baxter. The pilot, whose name was not immediately released, was the sole occupant of the ultralight, authorities said. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was being treated for unspecified injuries. The cause of the crash, which occurred just before 7 p.m. in Waterford, was not immediately known. Local, county and federal officials remained at the scene Sunday night. Weighing less than 300 pounds, ultralights at full power typically travel no faster than about 60 miles per hour, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Web site.

Source - CBS3